News from 2015

Allentown woman sues Florida collection agency claiming harassment

By Gene Johnson | Dec 18, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – An Allentown woman is suing a Florida-based collection agency for repeatedly calling her cellphone over a debt collection she said actually belongs to her soon-to-be ex-husband.

UPS defends practices after disability lawsuit filed by deaf man who wants sign language interpreter

By Kerry Goff | Dec 18, 2015

In a complaint filed on Nov. 16 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, United Parcel Service was accused by a hearing-impaired employee of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act.

Federal agency sues Life Safety Group alleging failure to fulfill contract

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A federal labor agency is suing a corporation alleging that it owes money for back pay from a previous settlement.

Consumer sues Brooks Brothers Inc., alleging website in violation of ADA

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A disabled man is suing Brooks Brothers Inc., alleging that the company's site does not comply with disability standards.

Merz North America Inc. sues former employee over breach of contract allegations

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A pharmaceutical company is suing a former employee over allegations that he violated a non-compete waiver.

Police officer sues Bridgeport employer alleging retaliation

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A male police officer is suing his employer purporting that he was unfairly retaliated against after defending his female colleague.

Dentist sues Penn Dental alleging that she was wrongfully terminated

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A dentist is suing the dental practice that she worked for, alleging that she was terminated due to her age.

Foreign corporation sues Herr Industrial Inc. for alleged failure to uphold agreement

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – A Luxembourg-based corporation is suing a Pennsylvania-based corporation over an alleged failure to complete payments.

More than $5 million spent on advertising for Risperdal clients in 2015

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 21, 2015

Plaintiffs lawyers continue to spend a significant amount of money on advertising to drum up Risperdal clients, the president of a mass torts litigation research firm says.

Nurse's assistant files suit after alleged equipment failure causes injuries

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A nurse's assistance is suing a contractor and an equipment manufacturer alleging that she was injured due to equipment negligence.

Woman sues Clearwater 2008 Note Program Inc. over claims of unpaid interest

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

SCRANTON – A Centre Hall woman is suing an interest-bearing note corporation, alleging that she was not paid the interest owed to her.

Employee sues Keane Frac over allegations of unpaid overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – An employee is suing a gas and oil service company after he claims he never received compensation for overtime.

Employees sue Flower Foods alleging that they were not compensated for overtime

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PHILADELPHIA – Employees are suing the bakery that employed them, alleging that they were not paid for overtime.

Former employee sues Franklin Investment Corp., alleging unfair termination due to disability

By Carrie Bradon | Dec 21, 2015

PITTSBURGH – A Gretna, Louisiana man is suing his former employer alleging that he was terminated due to his disability.

Previous class action settlement doesn't bar ensuing lawsuit against Bimbo Bakeries

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

A bakery company’s motion to enforce a March 2014 settlement regarding wage and overtime costs has been denied, and a related breach of contract matter being heard in federal court in New Jersey does not violate the terms of that same settlement.

Judge will leave it up to jury to decide fate of Philadelphia cop who shot suspect

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

The City of Philadelphia has lost its motion for summary judgment against a young man’s claim of civil rights violations against the City and two Philadelphia Police Department officers.

Philly federal judge dismisses civil rights claim against police officer

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a man’s claim of civil rights violations against the City of Philadelphia and a member of the Philadelphia Police Department.

Federal judge dismisses corrections officer's discrimination claims

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a corrections officer’s claims of racial discrimination and a hostile work environment.

Judge won't transfer lawsuit alleging bottles of vodka leaked

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

A bottling company’s motion to transfer a lawsuit filed against it by a Pennsylvania vodka manufacturer to federal court in Minnesota has been denied, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a decision this week.

Pa. court declines jurisdiction over union's lawsuit

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 22, 2015

Claims brought by an electrical workers union against a Quakertown drilling firm for outstanding benefits have no place in a Pennsylvania court, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said in a decision this past week.

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